WTF??? Thread Closures Without Warning or Explanation? (Somewhat Lame)

I am assuming a thread I posted to in this forum was closed due to discussion of a person of a certain blue/red color, as there was no explanation, no warning, and absolutely no other reason than the mentioning of said poster. WTF??
Last time I checked this was the Pit. And, even out and out insults are tolerated. Have the rules been changed? If so, can we get an update? “No mention of banned posters will be made, or suffer thread closure.” Or some such.

Okay, that’s it, I’m done. Flame at will…

This FABULOUS post has been flamed by the…
…aw, fuck it.

I’m not speaking for the staff here, but…

The less attention a troll/sockpuppet is given, the better. I suspect that’s why that thread was closed.

Also, what good would a warning do?

“Brace yourself dopers! This thread is heading for padlockville! Population: uh, This Thread!”

Well, Berkut, considering most threads or offending posters recieve a warning prior to being locked, I suppose I was expecting, I don’t know, consistency, maybe? A reason, at the very least. And, much as DNFTT is encouraged, I doubt the thread I was referencing would have lasted all that long.

I think he/she probably wants to know what exactly to do differently to avoid getting locked in the future.

And obviously I didn’t look back at the OP’s username before I safely said “he/she”. Sorry Maureen. :smiley:

Heh. No harm, no foul, Slacker. When you take Nurse Carmen and Ilsa Lund into consideration, gender isn’t really all that clear cut… :wink:

I closed it. That particular troll thrives on attention, even DISCUSSION of that troll encourages it to come back again and again. And some people were imitating the troll’s style, and others were admiring it. I DON’T WANT THIS. I STILL have to straighten out the rest of the Moderation forum (I’m organizing threads there) and catch up on my emails from members. I don’t have the time to chase down that damn troll’s next incarnation, ban it, and remove its posts.

I’m gonna close THIS damn thread, too.

For the Straight Dope

Thanks. all i wanted was an explanation, and i appreciate your providing that.